Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The new year x

Hello lovely facebook friends and a very belated happy new year , christmas seems like ages ago and can't believe that were now in february already and that spring is just around the corner yay !!
I t has been such a busy year so far , the children are growing up fast , my 19yr old son is doing well with his apprenticeship and will soon be qualified as an electrician , my eldest daughter is leaving school this year and will either stay on at six form or go to college and my 8 year old is growing up fast , i often wonder how i will feel when they fly the nest, i love them all being around and i know it will be a difficult phase when they do one by one  
we have kind of settled in the new house,  but we all agree it is too small , but the rent is low and it has done us over the winter where work has been limited for my other half ,and i know in the summer we will miss a garden so i think it is another stepping stone before we move on to a bigger house with a garden and maybe a room where i can make my own to create to my hearts content 
I have this lovely walk near to us which is just heavenly on a morning with our very mad dog bobby

My love for cath kidston is still there but  i'm not keen on some of the new prints , i use a lot of her fabrics for my business which always sell well , here are a few 
lots of lovely cushions and quilts





And new fabric square packs amongst other things
Here are just a few things i am loving right now and are giving me huge amounts of inspiration 





I find these pictures so inspirational and i am loving everything vintage at the moment  



well that's all for now , thank you always for popping by to see me here at my little blog , all my makes are available from my ebay store www.stores.ebay.co.uk/patchworkandlace 
much love Francine xxxx

Friday, 19 December 2014

Happy christmas

Hello lovely bloggy friends , hope you are all well
well christmas is nearly upon us once again and i do love it ,i have spent the day wrapping presents and i am more or less finished
Its been a busy year and a good year for us all and we are all happy and healthy
As you can see the house is all festive looking and i always enjoy all the decorations
christmas day is fast approaching now , the children have now finished school for the holidays which i am pleased about ,we are all ready for the festive break and meeting up with the family ,christmas day is always spent at our house which i always love and then boxing day all my family meet up which is always good fun



And of course lots of makes have been made 


 But now its time to wind down and spend quality time with my little gang ,i do hope you all have a lovely christmas
and as always thank you so much for popping by and for your lovely comments
                                                       much love francine xxxx

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

My little patchwork world xxx

Hello lovely bloggy friends , it's been such a while , life just seems to take over somehow , and it's been very busy here in patchworkandlace house
we are all enjoying the holidays and had a mini break to the stunning yorkshire dales with my little gang but we all came down with a sickness bug so we were glad to come home 

we will be on the move again soon too , compared to our last house which was lovely but very old and run down ,this house is very modern and new but the rent is killing us financially so we have found a smaller and a lot cheaper house ,i wont have as much space for all my work but at the end of the day all i need is a table and sewing machine and a place for my fabric and it will be great ,so over the next few weeks there will be a lot of sorting and packing
I am also thinking of having a stall on the market in york maybe twice a month , york is so busy this time of year and i certainly could not afford a shop so this is the next best thing ,i will keep you posted as to how i did 
There is always a lot of making going on in my home from quilts to bags my little business has really taken off lately , i am so thrilled with it and love every moment i spend creating and i am here for my little brood too so it all works perfectly 
My love for vintage and vintage fabric has grown so much recently ,i now have a lovely collection ,this is just a small part of it , i love the colours , textures and the smell of real vintage fabric , the only problem i have is that i just want to keep it all and never let it go 
And to me vintage fabrics and hexagons go hand in hand ,i adore my little chair and plan a lot of vintage fabric , hexie makes over the coming weeks 


well time to go my lovely friends ,i will share a link to my shops if you fancy something pretty and handmade 

And my facebook page is 

much love francine xxxx

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

where does the time go ? xxx

Hello lovely bloggy friends  i hope you are all fine and dandy ,it has  been a busy couple of months here at patchwork house , my daughter turned 15 and  my son turned 18 which i have found hard to believe and i must admit i do feel slightly daunting , i think it is the realisation that time is passing at such a pace , i can remember when they were both born and now ross is 18 and has also passed his driving test and i do feel old suddenly , life and the days seem to rush by and i feel i am  forever clock watching  , i feel sometimes i want to pull on the reins and slow things down and savour the moments 
I  am very lucky to be able to work from home which i love so much , i have never been career minded so this suits me so well as my favourite place is my cosy home and i am here for the children whenever they need me and it gives me chance to do all my jobs around the house and garden as well as my sewing work , 
I am always busy with my work ,i have had a lot of orders lately but i am having a break from orders now so i can concentrate on some new  lines and stock my shop up , here are a few things i have been working on lately
At the weekend i went to the Festival of vintage at york racecourse , and i could not resist these two gorgeous items ,my patchwork chair
And this lovely vintage case 
And to finish off here are some homey pics
Thank you as always for popping by , i always love to read your lovely comments , if you woyl like to treat yourself my shop link iswww.folksy.com/shops/patchworkandlace 

much love Francine xxx